Crimson Shades

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Recorded June to December 2011 at home(s) by Michaël MARTIN.

Produced, Mixed and Mastered by Franck HUESO at Studio 4 (September 2011) and Mix'em All Studio (January 2012).

All songs & lyrics written by Vincent MERY / Arranged by Michaël MARTIN.

Vincent MERY / Guitars & Vocals
Olivier GRIVEL / Bass & Vocals
Michaël MARTIN / Drums & Vocals

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released February 21, 2012

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Track Name: Porcelain Whales
"Porcelain Whales"

My name's been carved in stone
Since the dawn of times
My parents were porcelain whales
In an ocean of sand

Then you came in a trumpets' hail
Awoke the beast in every man

And I recall your saliva
Licking the wounds from their veins
On every face, a reminder
What if we were just the same?
But I recall your saliva, dripping from their flesh

Give me spears and arrows
To roam these seas
Forgive me father but in this quest for blood
Child and mother die first

Cause I recall your saliva
Licking the wounds from their veins
And every face’s a reminder
What if we were just the same?
But I recall your saliva, dripping from their flesh

Here I stand, dressed as a night sky
To end this tale and watch you die

Let it rain, fireflies like the second plague
Glowing avenging witches
Will give me strength
To hold the knife and embrace
Disgust and wrath

As you'll recall my saliva
Licking the wounds from your veins
On every wall, carve my name
You and I are not the same
Yes you'll recall my saliva

But we are not the same
Track Name: Redeemer
“Redeemer”

Turn the lights off
And meet me there
Where shadows rose from walls
And hung themselves at dawn

There, I’d kiss your skin
And feel your heart
Diluted, it seems
Dissolving, in this

I guess I’d say something like
“Our roads are paved with clay”
Trying to redeem for
Whatever came our way

Then you would call that callousness, heartlessness
Or maybe just some sort of excess
So tell me lady, would you care to join me and dance?
Like the night was ours and the world was ours
To keep and burn down in flames
Let’s dance because truly lady, we don’t care, do we?

We had been given a chance to make this right
Look what we did
Just look what I did

Holding hearts and spades
We’ll be okay
Track Name: The Crooked Monarch
“The Crooked Monarch”

Hey, yeah you
Mark my words
Dear, dear you
Mark my words

I came down little darling
To tell you I love you
But there’s some kind of twist
In the things that you make me feel

They kill me

Hey, you whore
I adore
Leave me in
Siamese dreams

I awoke little darling
With these pains in my chest
They said leave it alone kid
If you’re the father

And they kill me

So kill me, and leave me
Hanging there
Or bear with me, and see us
Standing there
Just like this, like plastic queens
Reigning there
On our realm, our kingdom
Of nothingness

And down here, I shall be
Your crooked monarch
Track Name: Of Stillness And Space
“Of Stillness And Space”

Here’s one more sheet to stain
With splatters from rearview mirrors
Well it’s a dangerous path
Like picking flowers in a city
Like Starkville, Mississippi

How original of me to call your name
When silent ink spots, they all end the same
And I’ll remain at war
With the shadows at your pace
To reclaim my share of stillness and space
You left with

My twisted lover
Calm your martyrs
They echo
In quiet night skies
And peaceful timelines
You’ll let go

Jiminy Cricket wrote her name
On prison walls filled with shame
And all the stars of Bethlehem sang
On and on and on and on
I will haunt you

And you who wrote the perfect plan
On prison walls filled with shame
Remind the stars of Bethlehem
To sing on and on and on
For I will haunt you
Track Name: Heirs And Assigns
“Heirs And Assigns”

I came to this, so close to it
The mirror of our soul
In diamond nights and fuzzy skies
Our heirs will die
Beloved sons, daughters of ours
You have been mislead
The lives you gave were not enough
We must take your child

I came to this, so close to it
The mirror of our soul
It’s collective, you and I reflect in it
It smells of our contempt
Beneath the stains, left itching there
Lies whatever was
Of the little faith we once shared
In our own race

Like fire through the hills
We roam

Idols and reptiles
Turned piss to wine
Carried the tunes we love
Blind shepherds as guides

Oceans of anger
Tamed with feathers
Feels like drowning
Don’t want to swim

Like fire through the hills
We roam
Wide awake and aware
Consuming our own
Track Name: Muninn
“Muninn”

Vengeance has a place so near to us
It’s almost scary

But it’s a rightful deed to even the score
When you suffered enough from the lost souls

Rain down on us, glorious shade
Dear friend, give us guidance tonight

It will be okay; just let them hang from this day
Let the crows come down like gravity said today’s the day
So will we be okay when daggers and knives found their way?
What if wrong just started to feel so right?

Voices arising from another room
Some things hurt

And it’s a rightful deed to even the score
When you just can’t live with what you bore

Rain down on us, glorious shade
Dear friend, give us guidance tonight

It will be okay; just let them hang from this day
Let the crows come down like gravity said today’s the day
So will we be okay when daggers and knives found their way?
What if wrong just started to feel so right?
Track Name: Sol
“Sol”

Cruel lights and anger, are you my daughters?
The hour of forgiveness for sins we wish we had committed
Count your blessings, include mine to it
Let’s see what we can do with what comes out of this
Add a little sulfur to our endeavor
My friends we are but stars in this galaxy of error
So I’ll reclaim my place, been lost along the race
But save your hallelujahs for better days ahead

Hard to envision death as an extension
A blurry sequel
But I heard these words
“This is the opposite of birth (not of life)”

Ghosts, aren’t we such jokes?

Carnival freaks at bachelor orgies
Would you whore yourself to be a part of this?

Hosts, aren’t we just hosts?

The day will set and leave its place
To a strange night of stranger frights
There is a fire to be found there
A certain comfort, a certain flame
But love? There is no love
So keep your good words to yourself

As I reach towards the sun
I shall feel no fear

For hosts, we are just hosts.